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'''Christopher Marlowe'''"Christopher Marlowe was baptised as 'Marlow,' but he spelled his name 'Marley' in his one known surviving signature." David Kathman. [http://shakespeareauthorship.com/name1.html#3 "The Spelling and Pronunciation of Shakespeare's Name: Pronunciation."] (Baptism|baptised 26 February 156430 May 1593) was an English playwright, poet and Translation|translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost English Renaissance theatre|Elizabethan tragedy|tragedian of his day.Robert A. Logan, ''Shakespeare's Marlowe'' (2007) p.4. "During Marlowe's lifetime, the popularity of his plays, Robert Greene's ... remarks ... including the designation...
Birth datebaptised 26 February 1564
Birth placeCanterbury, Kent, Kingdom of England|England
Death date30 May 1593 (aged 29)
Death placeDeptford, Kent, England
OccupationPlaywright, poet
NationalityEnglish
Period1564–93
LanguageEarly Modern English
MovementEnglish Renaissance theatre
Notableworks''Hero and Leander (poem)|Hero and Leander'', ''Edward II (play)|Edward the Second'', ''Doctor Faustus (play)|The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus''
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